April-2018

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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Apr 3
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Apr 5
Jazz at Lincoln Center Live Webcast – Corea Plays Monk 
Corea has provided the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with a list of his favorite Monk compositions, and the band’s brilliant arrangers have crafted inspired new versions of these classics. With complex yet always-swinging rhythms, poetic and beautiful harmonic progressions, and iconoclastic, tuneful melodies, Monk’s compositions lend themselves to endless adaptation. The ensemble sections of these new arrangements and Chick Corea’s masterful, original take on Monk’s harmonies will demonstrate why this repertoire is a definitive platform for thoughtful improvisation and high quality jazz.

Apr 5 – 8
Pebble Beach Food & Wine 
Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world. Throughout the weekend you’ll enjoy intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.

Apr 6
First Friday 
Grassroots event sponsored by several local participating businesses in downtown Pacific Grove, CA. Founded by Artisana Gallery in March of 2010. Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses. Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, contact Artisana Gallery at (831) 655-9775 or firstfridaypg@gmail.com

Apr 6
Mystic India 
Mystic India is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India. Vibrant costumes, elaborate sets, and impeccably trained dancers converge to showcase authentic Indian and modern techniques, bringing the streets of Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony. Expect an explosion of color and energy as you travel on a celebratory journey through Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat, and progress through Bollywood films with a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theater, and spectacular special effects.

Apr 7
12th Annual Marina Earth Day
Celebrate our planet and our city by working together on a fun environmental service project. There will be music Games and more!

Apr 7
Jonny Lang 
It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15 — an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five uniformly excellent recordings. “I got married, had kids, and that arc has been recorded on albums along the way,” says Lang. “There is a lot of personal history in there, and also some things that relate to world events.”

Apr 7
Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents “The Enso String Quartet” 
One of its generation’s most compelling string ensembles, the GRAMMY-nominated Enso String Quartet has risen to the front rank of chamber music performers. Founded at Yale University in 1999, the quartet has been described by Strad magazine as “thrilling,” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities.” The quartet quickly went on to win numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. In the words of Classical Voice, it is “one of the eminent string quartets of our era.”

Apr 8
Arlo Guthrie 
The father of the American protest song, Woody Guthrie hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band to travel the country and sing songs to the people. Woody built a legacy of activism that the Guthrie family continues to preserve with their leading voices in the current revolution against oppression and injustice. The Re:Generation Tour gives voice to the common folk with their characteristic honesty and humor through the power of community and song. Arlo and the Guthrie family aspire to represent hope for working families across this great nation.

Apr 10
2018 CVWC Fashion Show 
“PARIS in the Spring, it’s new, it’s new; Love is in the air, so true, so true, Life’s a love affair, and every pair of arms a rendezvous, for two.” And, so, on the bandwagon of a song from the 1935 French cavalcade by Harry Revel, you are invited to transport yourself to the banks of the Seine for a glorious afternoon of bonne bouche and bonne vivante at the 2018 CVWC Fashion Show, “Springtime in Paris.”

Apr 10
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species!  
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Apr 14 – 15
The 61st Annual Good Old Days Celebration 
The 61st Annual Good Old Days Celebration will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15, 2018. The largest arts and craft show in the county, the Good Old Days boasts over 225 art and food vendors in downtown Pacific Grove, a parade down Pine Avenue, live entertainment on five stages, old-fashioned games and contests, and lots of family fun.

Apr 15
Antique & Vintage Market 
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage Market is a monthly market where you will find that cherished antique, a sought after vintage collectible or maybe some fun retro. We have the finest antique and vintage vendors on the central coast. Each vendor brings their unique personality and special collections to the market. Discover that one of a kind painting, watercolor or print. You will come upon everything from mid century modern to the primitives. The market has exotic and rare collectibles, each one a treasure for you. You will find a wide of range items from home decor, indoor & outdoor furniture, cloths, clothing, antique and vintage jewelry antique rugs, lamps, industrial retro, and so much more.

Apr 17
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Apr 19
Earth Day Mixer 
Mix and mingle at the Earth Day Mixer hosted by McShane’s Landscape Supply

Apr 19 – 22
28th Annual Sea Otter Classic 
SOC is Monterey County’s world-renowned Celebration of Cycling that includes pro and amateur racing plus so much more!

Apr 20
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up 
Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His “beautiful countertenor,” as Neil Strauss described Art’s voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners.  In June, 2015, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and Diamond-selling singer was invited to Tel Aviv, Israel, where he packed the 10,000-capacity Bloomfield Stadium, and in October of the same year, he sold out New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall.

Apr 20
An Evening with Shelby Lynne 
She got her start by appearing on TNN’s country music show Nashville Now in 1987 which landed her not only a first recording contract, but also her first hit. Lynne’s duet with George Jones, “If I Could Bottle This Up”, became a top-50 hit. By the time Lynne won her Best New Artist GRAMMY in 1999, she’d already completed six albums and had over a decade of recording experience under her belt. Yet in a way, the award was appropriate, since I Am Shelby Lynne was the album that finally found her taking control of her music, following years of casting about in search of an identity.

Apr 20 – 22
Wildflower Show 
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view over 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society partners with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History to make this Wildflower Show the largest in the Northern and Western Hemispheres in terms of number of species and varieties represented. The hours are from 10:00am – 5:00pm. More info: (831) 648-5718 or www.pgmuseum.org

Apr 21 – 22
Monterey Symphony Presents Concert Grand – Concert V 
Come here Juan Pérez Floristán – First Prize winner of the prestigious Santander Piano Competition in 2015 – perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Monterey Symphony! Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (‘Italian’) will also be featured. Mendelssohn wrote in a letter from Rome to his sister, Fanny, that he thought Symphony No. 4 was the “jolliest” he had ever composed, inspired by the rich countryside and culture of Italy as he toured there from 1829-31. Johannes Brahms waited twenty-two years before writing his second piano concerto following his first, and it was worth the wait. Brahms himself premiered Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1881, which only furthered his reputation as a great composer and a great pianist, and it has been an audience pleaser since. Don’t miss this chance to hear Brahms’ stormy concerto and Mendelssohn’s delightful symphony in this compelling Monterey Symphony concert.

Apr 24
Gordon Lightfoot 
Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for 50 years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top 10s and Thirteen Top 40 hits. In Canada he has earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top 10s and Twenty One Top 40 hits.

Apr 24
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Apr 24
The Travel Edition with Famed Travel Authors Pico Iyer and Don George 
Join them on April 24, 2018 for an unforgettable and inspiring journey.Proceeds from the evening benefit the Carmel Public Library Foundation whose mission is to keep the library open, relevant and thriving and to ensure free library service in perpetuity by providing funding for 100% of the books, materials, programs, equipment and services.

Apr 27
The Wailers 
The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.

Apr 27
Candid Camera: 8 Decades of Smiles with Peter Funt 
In this family-friendly performance, longtime Candid Camera host Peter Funt’s hilarious stage comedy is blended with clips, quips, and behind-the-scenes tales from the show’s funniest moments. Incorporating the best of Candid Camera episodes in a fast-paced, laugh-filled romp through the decades, audience participation and special surprises make the show a great night of fun! Peter Funt joined his dad, Allen, as show co-host in the 1980s and took over as host in the ’90s. Allen was a long time resident of Pebble Beach and Big Sur, and Peter has lived on the Peninsula for 25 years. Peter’s latest show was a “Top Pick” in People Magazine and has been praised by The New York Times.

Apr 28
Women in Art Spring Gala 
A Decade Themed Black Tie Gala, Cocktails, Music, Dinner, Live Auction and After Party.

Apr 28
By the Bay 3K 
2,500 kids, parents and teachers will run along the coast from Lovers Point to Eardley and back. Part of the Big Sur Marathon weekend of events. Open to all! Information and registration at www.bsim.org.

Apr 28
Monster Jam 
New in 2018, the Pit Party Early Access Pass is available to fans who purchase a ticket to the event and provides early entry into the Pit Party from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. This pass also serves as the regular Pit Party pass from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Monster Jam drivers will depart from the Pit Party at 5 p.m. The Pit Party Early Access Pass must be accompanied by a same-day event ticket and quantities are limited. Add the Pit Party Early Access Pass at the end of your ticket order.

Apr 29
Carmel Music Society “Jeremy Denk, piano” 
Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists – an artist The New York Times hails as someone ‘you want to hear no matter what he performs’. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, Denk was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has recently appeared at the BBC Proms with Michael Tilson Thomas, and in the US with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy St. Martin in the Fields.

Apr 29
Big Sur International Marathon 
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world – and, for runners, the most challenging. At the Expo, participants in the Marathon will pick up their race bibs, goody bags and check out fitness apparel and equipment.

Apr 29
History Slam! 
The National Steinbeck Center and the Monterey Peninsula Chapter of the Japanese American Citizen League are hosting this quirky, informative, and fun event at the Japanese American Citizen League Hall in Monterey to kick of the annual Steinbeck Festival: The Women of Steinbeck’s World.

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Apr 20 – 23
Sea Otter Classic   
Sea Otter Classic is the largest cycling festival and consumer trade show in North America.  Over four days, it includes a wide variety of bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and age of rider, an expo with more than 250 exhibitors, club zones, a product demo area, a ride zone, stunt shows and kids activities.

 

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